Air Force

BENOIT — Air Force Airman Jonas R. Benoit graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Benoit is the son of Christy and Rick Benoit of Gresham. He is a 2013 graduate of Gresham High School.

CHISHOLM — Brent Chisholm was promoted as an Air Force major March 31 in a ceremony held at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash. A 2000 graduate of Gresham High School, Chisholm attended the University of North Dakota on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and studied aerospace science and English. He was commissioned into the Air Force and went to Columbus, Miss., where he started flight school.

Chisholm also trained to become a KC 135 Stratotanker pilot and instructor pilot in Altus, Okla. Chisholm has made seven combat deployments to the Middle East and one to Spain as a KC 135 pilot. He has been reassigned to Scott Air Force Base near St. Louis, Mo. He is the son of Bill and Marcia Chisholm.

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